Originally released Christmas 1910, this Edison production features Charles Ogle (Frankenstein) as Bob Cratchet. Remastered, retitled, tinted and new soundtrack added in 2010. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews ) Topics: 1910, Silent, Charles Dickens, Christmas, A Christmas Carol, Charles Ogle
Paulette Goddard and Pedro Armendariz star in this story about a revolutionary who takes over a small Mexican town. The townspeople begin to argue about whether to resist him or join him. This is a Spanish print of a US/Mexican Co-production. The dialogue is in English the titles and subtitles are in Spanish. Topics: Feature Films, Paulette Goddard, Pedro Armendariz, Spanish Subtitles, Mexico
Legendary Valentino picture. Valentino stars as an Arabian who falls in love with an English woman in this classic silent picture. Visit the IMDB page here. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Rudolph Valentino, Adventure, Romance, The Sheik, Paramount, Jesse Lasky, Silent Films
Westbrook Van Vorhees narrates this 1958 television documentary about the nazi regime. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: World War II, WWII Programs, Germany, Hitler, Nazi Party, NSDAP
Filmed in November 1903 at Edison's New York studio, at Essex County Park in New Jersey, and along the Lackawanna railroad and released in December 1903, "The Great Train Robbery" is considered to be one of the first significant early US narrative films. Greatly influenced by the British film "Daring Daylight Robbery" (1903) it introduced many new cinematic techniques (cross cutting, double exposure, camera movement and location shooting) to American audiences. It was... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: 1903, Silent, Thomas Edison, Edwin S Porter, Great Train Robbery, pdmovies
The Ghoul is a 1933 British Horror film starring Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke, Ernest Thesiger and Ralph Richardson, whose debut film this was. The plot centres around a Professor (Karloff) who is to be buried with an Egyptian jewel in order to attain eternal life. When the jewel is stolen by his servant, the professor rises from the dead to reclaim it. The film, based on the play and novel by Dr. Frank King and Leonard J. Hines, was once considered to be a lost film since the original... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 12 reviews ) Topics: Horror, Egypt, Mummy, Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke, Ralph Richardson, Lost Film
This is a classic b-Grade Sci-fi movie from 1953. Leonmard Maltin called it "the best of the So-Bad-it's-Good movies". Sometime shown in 3-d, always shown with a score by Elmer Bernstein, this picture is also known as "Rocket to the Moon". A group of space travellers find themselves landing on a hostile moon inhabited by beautiful women in tight black costumes and heavy eye makeup. COPYRIGHT NOTE: This film is public domain because of the failure of it's producer/copyright... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 30 reviews ) Topics: Sci-Fi, Cat-Women, Sonny Tufts, B-Grade, Elmer Bernstein
1970s retelling of the Frankenstein story with Rock Hudson as the scientist and Barbara Carrera as the 'creature' he grows from Embryo to Woman in four and a half weeks. Also stars Roddy McDowall, Diane Ladd and Dr Joyce Brothers. This movie was reissued in the 1980s a "Created to Kill". Public domain due to the omission of a required copyright notice. Sourced from a 30 year old Betamax tape. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews ) Topics: Sci-Fi, horror, Rock Hudson, Diane Ladd, Barbara Carrera, Roddy McDowell, Dr Joyce Brothers,...
The Eye Creatures (also known as Attack of the Eye Creatures, or Attack of the the Eye Creatures from a production error) is a 1965 science-fiction film about an invasion of an unnamed American countryside by a flying saucer and its silent, shambling alien occupants. While the military ineptly attempts to stop the invasion, a group of young people, whose reports to the local police are dismissed as pranks or wild imagination, struggle to defend themselves against the menacing monsters. Sound... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews ) Topics: Sci-Fi, Aliens, Larry Buchanan
Some different prints of the all-time classic. 1. Raw untouched video master - how the film has been seen on late night TV and PD video's and DVDs for years. 2. A remastered version of the film presented in HD. 3. Rare international widescreen theatrical release print presented 16:9 enhanced. Copyright Status: PUBLIC DOMAIN Published without a valid Copyright Notice. Type of Work: Cancelled Registration Cancelled Registration Number: PA0000046101 PA reg. cancelled. Published pre ’78 without... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: horror, zombie, low budget, independent
Jail Bait (1954) Directed by Edward D Wood Jr. A Howco Release A vicious criminal uses plastic surgery to escape the police.This movie features Steve Reeves (undubbed). This is the original version of the film released in 1954. This film was registered for copyright (1954 LP3883) and never renewed. It entered the public domain on 1 January 1983. favoritefavorite ( 16 reviews ) Topics: Edward D Wood Jr, Mystery, Crime Thriller, Steve Reeves, Delores Fuller, Lyle Talbot, Ed Wood
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910) is the earliest surviving film version of L. Frank Baum's 1900 novel, made by the Selig Polyscope Company without Baum's direct input. It was created to fulfill a contractual obligation associated with Baum's personal bankruptcy caused by The Fairylogue and Radio-Plays, from which it was once thought to have been derived. It was partly based on the 1902 stage musical, though much of the film deals with the Wicked Witch of the West, who does not appear in the... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews ) Topics: Wizard of Oz, 1910, L Frank Baum, Silent
Full Title: Marvellous Melbourne - Queen City of the South An early documentary film about the City of Melbourne, then the interim capital city of Australia. Made in 1910. The director Charles Cozens Spencer was famous for his bushranger films: "Captain Starlight" (Robbery Under Arms), "Captain Midgnight - The Bush King", "The Life and Adventures of John Vane, The Notorious Australian Bushranger", "Dan Morgan, The Terror of the Australian Bush" (Mad Dog... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Documentaries, Australia, Melbourne
IN THE YEAR 2889 Starring: PAUL PETERSON AND QUINN O'HARE A group of post A-war survivors gathered together in a valley, are menaced by cannibalistic human mutants with telepathic powers. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews ) Topics: Sci-Fi, Aliens, Larry Buchanan, Post - Apocalyptic
Classic Season 1 Episode of CBS's live CLIMAX! drama program. This is an adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde". Hosted by Bill Lundigan, this episode was originally aired on 28 July 1955 (Season 1 Episode 34). The story was adapted for television by Gore Vidal. This is a complete kinoscope recording. All advertisments, studio ids, ad-caps, etc are present. This is the full 60 mins program, not the edited 45 minute video version. This... favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Climax, Horror, Michael Rennie, Cedric Hardwicke, Gore Vidal, Jerry Goldsmith, William...
This is a failed pilot for a "Three Stooges" TV show. The concept of the show was that the Stooges would try a new profession each show. In this episode they are interior decorators. Features Moe, Larry and Shemp favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, The Three Stooges, Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Shemp Howard, Failed Pilot, Kinoscope
Leo, a former convict, is living in seclusion on an island with his step-daughter, the daughter of his late wife. Leo was framed by a group of former business associates, and he also suspects that one of them killed his wife. He has invited the group to his island, tempting them by hinting about a hidden fortune, and he has installed a number of traps and secret passages in his home. He is aided in his efforts by a former cell-mate who holds a grudge against the same persons. When everyone... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews ) Topics: Mystery, Thriller, PRC, George Zucco, Lionel Atwill
Rare original network print of a Topper episode. Contains original sponsor opening and closing credits and original commercials. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Topper, Thorne Smith, Leo Carrol, Robert Sterling, Anne Jeffries, Ghosts, Comedy
In the thirteenth Rathbone/Bruce adventure, Holmes and Watson are charged with guarding a priceless diamond "The Star of Rhodesia" as it journeys to Scotland by train. There are all manner of weird and unusual passengers to contend with as well as a few menacing villains including the notorious Col Sebastian Moran. Copyright Status: PUBLIC DOMAIN Registered for copyright under LP182 on 8 Feb 1946. TERROR BY NIGHT. Universal Pictures Co., Inc., C1946. 6 reels, sd. Adapted from a story... Topics: Sherlock Holmes, Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Dennis Hoey, Alan Mowbray, Harry Cording, Arthur...
The infallible detective meets the perfect crime! A group of people gathered in an old mansion are being systematically murdered by a hooded killer. Another Chesterfield classic with Charles Starrett favoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Chesterfield Pictures, Charles Starrett, Charles Lamont, B Picture
The first film adaptation of the often filmed Mary Shelley story. This film was originally released on March 18 1910. From the Edison Kinetogram: Frankenstein, a young student, is seen bidding his sweetheart and father goodbye, as he is leaving home to enter a college in order to study the sciences. Shortly after his arrival at college he becomes absorbed in the mysteries of life and death to the extent of forgetting practically everything else. His great ambition is to create a human being,... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews ) Topics: Early film, Silent films, Frankenstein, Thomas Edison, Charles Ogle
Originally created as a pilot for a series of Holmes films this became a one off episode for the Lucky Strike sponsored "Your Show Time" series. It was originally aired on 25 March 1949 (Season 1 Episode 10) favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes, Speckled Band, Alan Napier, Melville Cooper, Alan Shields,...
The only PD episode of Burke's Law. Episode Title: "Who Killed Jason Shaw" S1 E15 This show was originally set to air on 22 November 1963. It was pushed back by the network's coverage of John F Kennedy's assassination. This film is in the public domain because its copyright was not renewed in 1991, which was the necessary time for any film with a date in notice of 1963. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Gene Barry, Burke's Law, Millionare Detective
The 11th film in the Rathbone/Bruce Sherlock Holmes series, "The Woman In Green" explores Professor Moriarty's plan to blackmail wealthy gentlemen, making them think they murdered the young female victims of a Jack The Ripper style serial killer. This is a slightly better print than the others already available on the Internet Archive. Copyright Status: PUBLIC DOMAIN Registered for copyright LP13455 25 July 1945: THE WOMAN IN GREEN. Universal Pictures Co., Inc., 1945. 7 reels, sd.... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Sherlock Holmes, Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Henry Daniel, Hillary Brooke, Paul Cavanagh, Arthur...
The Sinking of the Lusitania, released in 1918, is an animated short film by American artist Winsor McCay. It features a short 12 minute explanation of the sinking of RMS Lusitania after it was struck by two torpedoes fired from a German U-boat. The film was one of many animated silent films published to create anti-German sentiment during World War I. McCay illustrated some 25,000 drawings for the production. The film is stylized as a documentary, informing viewers on details from the actual... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews ) Topics: Lusitantia, Winsor McCay, Animation, History, World War I, Propaganda
Season 2 Episode 12 This is the only episode of the Thriller series to enter the Public Domain. It stars and is directed by John Newland of One Step Beyond fame. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Thriller, Boris Karloff, John Newland
The Superman production company donated this special 18 minute episode to the US Treasury to help promote school stamp day savings plans to children. This is the only episode of the series that has entered the public domain. It features all of the hallmarks that made the original 1950s Superman series so memorable. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Superman, George Reeves, Public Service Announcement, US Treasury
This tells the story of an American private detective who inherits a large estate in South Africa. When he arrives he finds himself a hunted man. He discovers that his land is being used as a plantation for international drug smugglers. This TV schedule filler was shot in South Africa by 20th Century Fox's South African studio, Killarney Studios. The film was written and directed by George Montgomery but the screen credits an alias, Douglas K Stone. This film marks the only acting appearance of... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Drugs, Smuggling, Assassination, organised crime, South Africa, Tippi Hedren, George Montgomery
This is an episode of the DuMont Network's "The Adventures of Ellery Queen" (1950-54). This ran on the DuMont Network before moving to the ABC. The series was also shown in Australia, where it played on Channel 2 on Thursdays at 9pm throughout 1957. The actor who plays Ellery, Richard Hart, died part way through the series and was replaced by Lee Bowman. About 50 episodes were made over its two runs but only a small amount survive. This episode, original air date 21 December 1950,... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Ellery Queen, Dumont, Mystery, Richard Hart
Failed pilot for a proposed British Sherlock Holmes series starring John Longdon (Hitchcock's "Blackmail" and "The Skin Game") as Sherlock Holmes. Campbell Singer plays Dr Watson and the episode also features Walter Gotell (70s and 80s Bond pictures) as Luzatto. The story is based on the canonical adventure "The Man With The Twisted Lip". favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Sherlock Holmes, Failed Pilots, John Longdon
Original theatrical release version of this gory 70s horror classic featuring a number of well known screen actors in the cast. 16:9 enhanced widescreen. Copyright Status: Incomplete copyright notice. Never registered for copyright. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Horror, asylum, inmates, lunatics, doctors, ghost, murder, classic, John Carradine, Cannon Films,...
Cleopatra is a silent film created in 1912 by Helen Gardner and the Helen Gardner Picture Players. The film, in which Gardner stars in the title role, was based on a play written by Victorien Sardou. In a series of elaborately staged tableaux, it depicts Cleopatra (Gardner) and her love affairs, first with handsome fisherman-slave Pharon, then with Marc Antony. The film features lavish sets and costumes and at just over an hour, it was considered fairly lengthy. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, Mar Antony, Helen Gardner, Charles Gaskill, Ancient Egypt, Ancient...
This is a rare retrospective on Bob Hope's command performances for US troops all over the world since WWII. Features appearances by John F Kenedy, Betty Grable, Betty Hutton, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Judy Garland and Lana Turner. There are some noticable cuts where short segments of the program are missing. Topics: Classic TV, Hollywood, Bob Hope, TV Special, John F Kenedy, Betty Grable, Betty Hutton, Frank...
These are most of the surviving Blooper reels produced by The Warner Club an organisation comprising Warner Bros Stars and Crew. These reels were produced most years and shown at their annual dinner to poke fun at the mistakes that had been made during that year's productions. Some of the people who appear Eddie Acuff, Eddie Albert, Mary Astor, Ralph Bellamy, Humphrey Bogart, Walter Brennan, George Brent, Sheila Bromley, James Cagney, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Gary Cooper, Bette... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews ) Topics: Bloopers, Gag Reel, Warner Bros, Stars
A 1927 Fox newsreal interview with the author and spiritualist, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. He speaks about his greatest literary creation, Sherlock Holmes, and his work in spiritualism. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes, Spiritualism
The town of Sleepy Hollow received a new teacher, Ichabod Crane (Will Rogers), from New York. Crane already knows of the legend of the phantom Headless Horseman and is sceptical about its truth. His teacing methods are harsh and he no sooner rubs the villagers the wrong way when he begins to see the famous apparition. The added royalty-free music is by Kevin MacLeod and is Creative Commons Attribution 3.0. If you reuse the film with the score please attribute using "Music: Kevin... Topics: Ichabod Crane, Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The Headless...
This is a rare episode of "You Asked For It", a program that originated in 1950 on the Du Mont Network, moved to the ABC network in the mid 50s, where it was cancelled in 1959, only to be revived three times in subsequent decades. The premise of the show was that viewers would choose the entertainment by writing in and requesting a program about a certain subject or featuring a certain personality, character or act. Many people cite this as the first example of reality TV because it... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Du Mont Network, ABC, You Asked For It, Bela Lugosi
A series of documentaries produced by NASA The 4 Episodes include: -Earthquake Below -Flood Below -Hurricane Below -Tornado Below favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: NASA, Science, Earthquake, Tornado, Flood, Hurricane
L Frank Baum's film of his fairy tale "The Patchwork Girl of Oz" Violet MacMillan...Ojo, a Munchkin Boy Frank Moore...Unc Nunkie, Ojo's Guardian Raymond Russell...Dr. Pipt, the Crooked Magician Leontine Dranet...Margolotte, his wife, who makes the Patchwork Girl Bobbie Gould...Jesseva, his daughter, betrothed to Danx Marie Wayne...Jinjur, a Maid in the Emerald City Richard Rosson...Danx, a Noble Munchkin (as Dick Rosson) Frank Bristol...The Soldier with the Green Whiskers (Omby Amby)... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Oz, Wizard of Oz, L Frank Baum
1915 silent film directed by Cecil B Demille starring Fannie Ward. This film was selected for preservation in America's "National Film Registry". A desperate socialite turns to a Burnese Ivory trader after she is almost found out for embezzling funds from her charity. Topics: crime, silent film, feature film, fannie ward, cecil b demille, jesse lasky, paramount pictures,...